How to Visit Zion National Park During the Government Shutdown

With the ongoing federal government shutdown, many national parks across the country are understaffed, if staffed at all. Thanks to generous donations from the Utah Tourism Office, the Zion Forever Project, Washington County, the city of St. George and private donors, Zion National Park has been able to remain open. The park is currently funded through January 21, 2019 and …

#OptOutside: A New Black Friday Tradition We Can Really Be Thankful For

The holiday season inspires us to be reflective. As fall drapes over our beautiful Zion landscape in anticipation of winter, we’re gobbling up every precious minute outdoors with loved ones – and we hope you will, too. When REI launched the #optoutside movement a few years ago, they gave priority to employees over profits. Rather than open stores on the …

Zion Overnight Backpacking Trips Coming in 2018

If you can’t stop dreaming about your next adventure, we have good news. We’re excited to announce overnight backpacking trips for Zion Ponderosa guests, coming in 2018. For travelers who crave backcountry excitement, here’s your chance to start planning for a Zion backcountry adventure! Backpack Premier Hiking Destinations in Southern Utah Here at the ranch resort, we’ve been researching and …